KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – Roadcheck is coming and to help drivers
through the inspections Pilot Flying J is offering free mid-trip
The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) International
Roadcheck event will run June 5-7 and will focus on Hours of Service
The CVSA says HoS was the top reason drivers were placed
out-of-service during 2017’s annual Roadcheck. Drivers should be
prepared for the checks on all operational and mechanical fronts,
The CVSA inspections conducted will primarily be North American
Standard Level I inspections, which are made up of a 37-step procedure,
including brake systems, cargo securement, coupling devices,
driveline/driveshaft components, exhaust systems, frames, fuel systems,
lighting devices, steering mechanisms, suspensions, tires, van and
open-top trailer bodies, wheels, rims and hubs, and windshield wipers.
The three most common mechanical reasons for failing an inspection
are tires, brakes and lights. By focusing on these items in the mid-trip
inspections Pilot Flying J is hoping to reduce the number of violations
“Leading up to the event, Pilot Flying J Truck Care is here to
provide necessary preparation tips to professional drivers and to help
ensure trucks meet the requirements necessary for the checks. By
offering free mid-trip inspections, our hope is that we help more
professional drivers pass the checks successfully,” said director of
operations for Pilot Flying J Truck Care Service Centers Jason Davis.
Other tips for passing through the CVSA Roadcheck without incident
include wearing a seatbelt, ensuring all proper documentation is
up-to-date and easily accessible, ensuring all tires, wheels, rims and
hubs are free from damage, and making sure all lights are properly
mounted and functioning.
The free mid-trip inspections will be available until June 7 through
the Pilot Flying J Care program at 16 Pilot Flying J Truck Care Service
Centers. Roadside assistance is also available.
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